Work/Life Balance

Time to take back your vacation time

November 11, 2014 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Vacation is a time to get away from your job and recharge, but in 2013, the American Psychological Association reported half of American employees checked their email at least once a day during their time off  work. Still, it is possible to get a real break from work.
Get moving—even if it’s just for a few minutes … Learn the power of the doodle … Boost your chances of career success with three simple steps.
If you are looking for happiness, you are looking for harmony. The Healthy Eating Guide’s Scott Christ offers some ways to make your­­self happier.
Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work … Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen … Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?
At times, you may feel your motivation begin to flag. But while a little dysphoria is normal, the blues can turn into full-blown job burnout.
A variety of recent studies have ex­­plored the connections be­­tween people’s motivation during workouts and the music they listen to as they exercise. What they’ve found is that music does make a difference.
Here are three types of balance to bring to your life to harmonize your body and mind and boost work performance.
You’re not alone if you find yourself needing to “digitally detox” and come up with creative ways to ban digital devices from parts of your life. Caroline Tell, The New York Times, came up with a few ways to do it.
Manage a micromanaging boss with a careful conversation … Stop stress with a bit of laughter … Make socks your ultimate work accessory.
Checking email and doing other work outside of normal working hours may be increasing your stress levels, according to a Gallup survey of 4,475 U.S. working adults.
There are many reasons why em­­ployers offer workplace wellness programs, including to combat obesity and the rapidly increasing costs of medical care and health insurance, writes Napala Pratini.

Best mind-body apps

July 16, 2014 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

The quest for happiness can be elusive, but tech companies are seeking to provide users with mind-body solutions to make it easier. Life coach Allison Stadd shares some top mind-body applications you might want to try.
When you’re coming up with ideas for stress-relieving leisure activities for the team, remember that asking them to jaunt off to a bar or event after office hours cuts into the free time they value most in life.